Israel escalates attack on Gaza

By James Cogan, 14 July 2014

Israel is openly targeting the private homes of officials and leading members of the Islamist Hamas organisation, regardless of who is residing in them.

The toxic crisis of Israeli society

Moscow threatens response after Ukraine forces shell Russian border town

By Alex Lantier, 14 July 2014

Russian officials vowed to respond to the Ukrainian shelling of a Russian border town, amid the offensive by troops of the Western-backed regime in east Ukraine.

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Obama aides, Republicans push US border crackdown

By Patrick Martin, 14 July 2014

Both the Obama administration and leading Republicans are demanding more police and detention centers and faster deportation of immigrant children coming across the border.

Defend the rights of immigrant workers and youth!

Six family members murdered in suburban Houston, Texas

By David Walsh, 14 July 2014

Six members of the Stay family, including four children, were shot in the back of the head while they lay on the floor of their house in Spring, Texas.

British government rushes through emergency surveillance legislation

By Richard Tyler, 14 July 2014

Once again, the so-called “war on terror” is being employed to abrogate civil liberties and strengthen the repressive powers of the state.

Edward Snowden seeks asylum renewal from Russia

By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2014

The NSA whistleblower was forced to accept a one-year asylum period in Russia after his applications were refused by numerous other governments.

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Florida carries out its sixth execution of 2014

By Kate Randall, 14 July 2014

Eddie Wayne Davis’s execution was the sixth in the state of Florida this year and the 24th carried out nationwide.

After string of shootings, Albuquerque Police Department purchases hundreds more assault rifles

By D. Lencho, 14 July 2014

The Albuquerque Police Department has agreed to purchase at least 350 additional AR-15 assault rifles, the type of weapon used in the killing of a homeless man that sparked nationwide outrage.

America’s paramilitary police

Woman jailed under new Tennessee law criminalizing the use of narcotics while pregnant

By Matthew MacEgan, 14 July 2014

Mallory Loyola became the first victim of the law last week and is being held in a county jail just days after giving birth.

Teamsters shut down truckers strike at southern California ports

By Gabriel Black, 14 July 2014

A largely ceremonial strike by port truck drivers was ended in Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend with a deal brokered by local Democratic Party politicians with the Teamsters union.

Atlantic City, New Jersey casino to close, sign of worsening US jobs crisis

By Philip Guelpa, 14 July 2014

The owners of the Trump Plaza resort casino in Atlantic City announced on Saturday that it would close in September, laying off approximately 1,000 workers.

The acquittal of HSH Nordbank: Capitalist class justice in Germany

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 July 2014

The judgment in the HSH Nordbank trial shows how the capitalist judicial system serves the financial aristocracy.

Australian parliamentary committee calls for further anti-democratic electoral laws

By Mike Head, 14 July 2014

The unanimous report underscores the consensus within the political elite on shredding voting rights to try to shore up the established order.

New Zealand Labour Party congress silent on war preparations

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 14 July 2014

There was no public discussion of Labour’s support for the government’s de facto military alliance with Washington, and for US war plans against China.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Dvadeset godina od raspada SSSR-a
Kriza kapitalizma i radikalizacija radniče klase u 2012

David North, 14. jula 2014.

Objavljujemo izvještaj koji je David North, predsjednik Međunarodnog uredničog odbora Svjetskog Socijalističog Vebsajta (WSWS) i nacionalni predsjednik Socijalističe Partije Jednakosti (SEP) Sjedinjenih Država, podnio na nizu regionalnih sastanaka SEP-a tokom Januara 2012.

Šta je evropska unija govorila 2012. o sadašnjim fašističim saveznicima u Ukrajini

Alex Lantier, 14. jula 2014.

Kada su imperijalističe sile krenule u kritiču spoljnopolitiču operaciju uspostavljanja pro-zapadnog režima u Kijevu, lako su prevaziđene bilo kakve skrupule koje su EU zakonodavci imali o Svobodinom rasizmu, anti-semitizmu i ksenofobiji.

New in French

Le scandale de l’espionnage américain et le retour de l’impérialisme allemand

Par Peter Schwarz, 14 juillet 2014

L’expulsion du chef de la CIA de la capitale allemande est en relation directe avec la résurgence de l’impérialisme allemand.

Déroute du Brésil lors de la Coupe du monde dans le contexte de tensions sociales

Par Bill Van Auken, 12 juillet 2014

La débâcle sans précédent du Brésil dans la demi-finale contre l'Allemagne a mis sur le devant de la scène les profonds conflits sociaux entourant la Coupe du monde 2014.

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Perspective

The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy

14 July 2014

The Obama administration’s refusal to bring charges underscores the reality, behind the trappings of democracy, of de facto rule by an unelected and authoritarian military-intelligence apparatus.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Prasanna Vithanage’s With You, Without You: The human impact of Sri Lanka’s communal war

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 14 July 2014

Vithanage’s film is a serious artistic effort and reveals how the decades-long communal war affected human relationships.

Interesting music in 2014 so far

HBO’s Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr. and Ida

Two hundred years since the publication of Waverley
Sir Walter Scott and the drama of history

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution

14 July 2014

The meeting will present the inquiry’s report into the water pollution in Weliweriya. Please note the change in venue.

25 years ago: Soviet coal miners defy Stalinist regime

By the end of this week in 1989, the wildcat strikes of Soviet coal miners spread from Siberia to regions as far as Ukraine, involving hundreds of thousands.

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50 years ago: Urban uprising in Harlem

On July 18, 1964, thousands of black workers and youth poured into the streets of Harlem in rioting sparked by the brutal police murder of 15-year-old James Powell.

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75 years ago: US miners union betrays workers’ struggle in “Harlan County War”

A protracted and bloody strike by 13,000 coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky was betrayed by the United Mineworkers of America leadership on July 19, 1939.

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100 years ago: Preparations for war escalate in Europe

This week in July 1914, the major European powers escalated their preparations for war in the wake of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

SEP campaign against Detroit water shutoffs evokes warm response from Chrysler workers

By our reporters, 14 July 2014

“They treat people like animals in Detroit,” a worker said. “In here it’s the same; you’re like a robot.”

New analysis of the Detroit Institute of Arts responds to creditors and unions

By David Walsh, 12 July 2014

“Not one child should go without water”
Detroit residents denounce water shutoffs

By our reporters, 12 July 2014

Detroit Workers Committee meeting discusses strategy to fight water shutoffs

Detroit mothers die in childbirth at three times national rate

Video: Detroit residents speak out on water shutoffs

By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2014

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Workers Struggles

UK public sector workers explain their decision to strike

By our reporters, 14 July 2014

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers in a number of town and cities in England who participated in last Thursday’s national public sector strike and protests.

London teachers speak on the public-sector strike

By our reporters, 12 July 2014

“Children are being sacrificed to save money”—striking British Columbia teacher

New York transit agency demands concessions from Long Island Railroad workers

Commentary

The US spy scandal and the return of German imperialism

By Peter Schwarz, 12 July 2014

Australian minister whitewashes Sri Lankan repression

By Mike Head, 12 July 2014

Amid fraud investigations in twenty states
For-profit education chain Corinthian College implodes

By Nancy Hanover, 12 July 2014

Brazil suffers World Cup rout amid mounting social tensions

The US Supreme Court and religion